continuing the coverage of Comic Media Expo that took place in Mesa, AZ from October 17 through October 19. here are my panel videos i attended from Sunday.
Dante Basco (part 1)
Dante Basco (part 2)
Dante Basco (part 3)
Comic Media Expo took place in Mesa, AZ from October 17 through October 19. here are my panel videos i attended from Saturday.
Dante Basco and Janet Varney (part 1)
Dante Basco and Janet Varney (part 2)
Dante Basco and Janet Varney (part 3)
Dante Basco and Janet Varney (part 4)
Sandeep Parikh and Amy Okuda (part 1)
Sandeep Parikh and Amy Okuda (part 2)
the Pokemon Arizona Regional Championship was this weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center. yesterday was the start of the Trading Card Game portion and today was the finals. but today also was the Video Game portion, which i entered.
i decided to bring my unorthodox Rain Dance team you see above. you can also see my ending record of today. i had 2 wins, 1 bye, and 5 losses. it’s not a standard Rain Dance team because i don’t use Politoed with Drizzle. i run Sableye with Prankster for one main reason. it stops Mega Evolution weather abilities in its tracks. today i psyched out Mega Charizard Y twice and in a previous tournament Mega Abomasnow. although i just trained a Meowstic with Prankster that i may switch to.
i definitely have to say my team did a lot better than i expected. all 5 my losses came down to the final Pokemon on both sides going head-to-head. and both my wins came to a 2-on-1 or 3-on-1 ending.
my final placing ended up being the #106th spot… out of 126 people in the Masters Division.
a new entry to the Super Smash Bros franchise has been released today. well yesterday for people like me on the West coast. around 9 pm last night, i started downloading this game on my 3DS. first, it took my about 15 minutes to even start the download. Nintendo’s servers were acting up so bad i kept getting booted out of the Super Smash Bros game page. after that it took about an hour to get the whole 2.1 GB to download.
i’m currently in the process of unlocking all the characters:
- Ness, Play 10 Smash matches or beat Classic Mode 2 times
- Falco, Play 20 Smash matches or beat Classic Mode 1 time
- Wario, Play 30 Smash matches or beat 100 Man Battle
- Lucina, Play 40 Smash matches or beat Classic Mode with Marth, Robin or Ike
- Dark Pit, Play 50 Smash matches or beat Classic Mode on 5.0 difficulty
- Dr. Mario, Play 60 Smash matches or beat Classic Mode on Normal difficulty as Mario
- R.O.B, Play 70 Smash matches
- Ganondorf, Play 80 Smash matches or beat Classic Mode on Normal difficulty with Link
- Mr. Game & Watch, Play 90 Smash matches
- Bowser Jr., Play 100 Smash matches or beat Classic Mode on Hard difficulty as Bowser
- Duck Hunt, Play 110 Smash matches
- Jigglypuff, Play 120 Smash matches or beat Classic Mode in intensity 7.0
and like all Smash Bros game before this, the best way to unlock all the character is with the Smash matches and the following:
- 1 stock
- level 1 CPU
- handicap 300% CPU
- (double damage optional for kicks, pun intended)
- start battle
- win (or lose)
- (a side note on a new game mechanic, the CPU can kill you with one hit despite being at 300%, because of the new “comeback” feature)
just like that, i’ve already unlocked 2 characters with just 10 minutes of gameplay.
my thought on the full game will come later after i unlocked everyone.
yesterday i received a very pleasant email from Nintendo. this email told me i have the opportunity to play the Super Smash Bros 3DS demo a week before everyone else:
You’ve qualified for a special demo of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game. There’s no limit on play sessions, and it’s available now—a whole week before the public demo.
We’re sending this demo to Club Nintendo members like you who achieved Platinum Status between 7/1/2013 and 6/30/2014, registered any Nintendo 3DS product, and chose to receive information from Nintendo at Club Nintendo. Hurry—all codes for this special demo must be redeemed by Sept. 19. Enjoy!
and i’ve been playing ever since i got this email.
first bit of information about the demo. you only get FIVE characters to choose from:
- Mega Man
and you get ONE stage (but kinda two stages)
- but there’s a setting you can change before selecting the level, that basically turns the level into Final Destination
your battle settings that cannot be changed are:
- 2-minutes long
- unlimited stock
- items are on for Battlefield
- but items are off for Final Destination.
you can have up to 3 CPU characters in a 4-player free-for-all. and each CPU can be modified with the standard levels 1-9 setting.
there’s also local multiplayer, but it’s pretty laggy. i’ve only played against one friend of mine, and it hiccups a little too much for comfort. so much so that combos/juggles can be dropped easily. if local multiplayer is this bad, i wonder what Wi-Fi is like, i so hope this gets fixed somehow. the controls take some very getting used to. the thumb-stick or whatever it’s officially called will be the hardest thing to get used to. i’ve found myself using a different move than intended because i was pressing the wrong direction. and i’m not sure if directional influence (D.I.) is in the game, but that feels weird trying to do with the thumb-stick for some reason. i’ve never been good enough to wave dash, and i’m not sure if it’s cause i suck at it, or it’s not in the game, but i can’t perform any wave dashes.
but other than that, the game is great. i can’t wait for the final release on October 3, 2014.
so i’m like 2 weeks late on this. but i attended PAX Prime this year. and like last year, i only got to go for one, single day. it’s so damn hard to get tickets for the whole weekend.
spread the ALS Awareness!
Green Arrow aka Stephen Amell
Merlyn aka John Barrowman
Felicity (aka Emily Bett Rickards) and Arsenal (aka Colton Haynes)
Isabel aka Summer Glau
spread the ALS Awareness!
Skye aka Chloe Bennet
Agent Simmons aka Elizabeth Henstridge
Agent May (aka Ming-Na Wen) and Agent Ward (aka Brett Dalton)
spread the ALS Awareness!
Star Lord aka Chris Pratt:
Drax the Destroyer aka Dave Bautisa:
Groot aka Vin Diesel:
Gamora aka Zoe Saldana:
Yondu aka Michael Rooker:
you’ve probably heard of a little something going viral about spreading the ALS Awareness. if you haven’t already, i suggest to donate what you can!
Iron Man aka Robert Downey Jr:
Thor aka Chris Hemsworth:
Captain America aka Chris Evans:
Loki aka Tom Hiddleston: